I’ve been reading about King David.
Side note: David is one of my favorites to read about in the Bible because he messed up a lot, but he had a repentance heart, asked God for forgiveness, and was still considered a man after God’s own heart.
Storytime: I was chatting with a friend a few months ago and I was sharing that I was going to attend a particular event. During the conversation, I mentioned twice that I need to make sure I looked cute, I mean who doesn’t love a good outfit. Lol. In hindsight, it sounds minor, but the event was for a celebration for someone else and I shouldn’t have been the focus. The focus should have been on celebrating that person’s accomplishment. I pondered about this when I was chatting with my friend and said I needed to check my heart and my motives.
While I was reading the scripture during my devotion below, God reminded me of this conversation, and immediately, I had to check my motives.
Were my motives pure?
Was I planning to attend the event to be noticed or was I going because I really wanted to celebrate the person?
I had to check my heart at that moment – because it can be deceitful and lie if allowed.
All of our motives should be pure.
We were made to glorify God and not ourselves. Sometimes you may have to stop and examine your heart and check your motives. Am I doing this for money, fame, recognition, or for God? Only we can examine our true motives and intentions of something.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:”
Psalms 139:23 KJV